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Call for Papers: 42nd Scientific Instrument Symposium 18 – 22 September 2023. Deadline 31 March 2023.

42nd Scientific Instrument Symposium 18 – 22 September 2023 Palermo, Italy Through Ages, Cultures, Concepts: Instruments in Collections, Books, Archives CALL FOR PAPERS, POSTERS AND SESSIONS Scientific Instruments have crossed time and space: they witness the knowledge that was characteristic of the epoch and civilization in which they were built and used. What is a…

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Announcement of a New Scholarly Resource in the Histories of Science, Literature, and Medicine: Collected Letters of Thomas Beddoes

Co-editors, Dahlia Porter and Tim Fulford, are delighted to announce the creation of an open access website making available the letters of Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808)  the pioneer of pneumatic medicine, mentor of Humphry Davy, and collaborator with S. T. Coleridge, Erasmus Darwin, Maria Edgeworth, Robert Southey, Thomas Wedgwood, and James Watt.     The website is part…

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Free Online Event: Environmentalism in the Nineteenth Century, 26 April 2023

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies International ( is delighted to host the upcoming FREE online event: Environmentalism in the Nineteenth Century. We have some wonderful speakers presenting on some fascinating topics. We hope you are able to join us. Please share across your networks. Date: 26 April 2023  The event runs from 10:45 to 17:00 (Central European Time)…

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‘Reading the Book of Nature at the Edward Worth Library and the Zoological Museum, Trinity College Dublin’, an online exhibition celebrating the wonderful world of early modern natural history!

Text: Dr Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian of the Edward Worth Library, Dublin. 2022 witnessed the 500th anniversary of the birth of the famous Italian natural historian, Ulisse Aldrovandi (1522–1605). To mark this quincentenary, the Edward Worth Library, Dublin, and the Zoological Museum in Trinity College Dublin, created a joint exhibition which continues to be available online. This exhibition, curated by Dr Elizabethanne Boran, the Librarian of the Edward Worth Library, and Dr Martyn Linnie, the Curator of the Zoological Museum, draws together some of Worth’s zoological (and more generally natural history) collections and those of the Zoological Museum. Image 1: Ulisse…

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Archival Showcase – Mater Misercordiæ Archives

In our interview with archivist, Helen Madden, we introduce you to one of Ireland’s history of science, medicine and technology archives. What is the name of your collection? Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Archive Overview of collection(s) (materials present, who does it relate to, etc). The collection contains the papers of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital from its opening in 1861 to the early 2010’s. The material is extremely wide-ranging and highlights the foundation and day-to-day running of the hospital. It includes mainly administrative, financial, nursing records, and hospital project development papers created by the hospital, but also some patient records, clinical…

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